We have tried so many recipes for homemade pancake mix, and this one is the best of the bunch so I thought I would share it here.
Whole Wheat Pancake Mix
Mix together the following ingredients and store in an airtight container:
4 cups of whole wheat flour
2 cups of all-purpose flour (or you can substitute 2 more cups of the WW flour)
2/3 cup of sugar (you can use less if you prefer)
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon of baking soda
To make a batch of pancakes, stir one egg and 3/4 cup of milk together together in a medium size bowl. Add 1 cup of pancake mix and stir to combine. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfulls onto a hot, lightly greased griddle and flip when bubbles start to appear on top.
Fun things to do with pancakes:
1. Instead of two or three medium pancakes, make silver-dollar size pancakes and serve them in a high stack, tiny lumberjack style. Once we made a stack for Ivo that was over ten inches tall, with pancakes that tapered down to the size of a quarter on the tippy-top. He was so surprised and totally delighted. It looked like a Tim Burton or a Dr. Suess breakfast. And easy to make, too.
2. Some pancake books to read at the table: Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola, Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle, If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, and The Runaway Pancake by Mairi MacKinnon.
3. Maple syrup is one of the yummiest things on earth, but it can be fun to mix things up a little. Other ideas for topping pancakes are honey, jam, cinnamon and sugar, and/or fresh fruit. A few weeks ago we were out of bread so I made Ivo a pb&j sandwich on two pancakes, and he loved it. I would love to hear what other folks eat on their pancakes too. I know there are lots of versions of savory supper pancakes out there, but we have yet to try one. So if someone has a favorite recipe like that please do share, won't you?